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Drought could make wine more flavorful, but also pricier

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| High-end wines benefit from less water, so winemakers say this could turn out to be a banner year for California’s top labels.

Suit targets California's handling of water in drought


The lawsuit accuses the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the State Water Resources Control Board of violating environmental laws in divvying up diminishing flows of water in delta of two rivers.

California is sinking, and it’s getting worse


While the state’s drought-induced sinking is well known, new details highlight just how severe it has become and how little the government has done to monitor it.

CA cuts water use 13.5 percent in April; LA drops 10 percent


More rain and cooler temperatures helped Golden State residents reduce their water use, but state officials are requiring more cuts.

California farmers submitting plans to save water under deal


Michael George, the state's delta watermaster, said Monday that roughly 120 farmers in the delta had filed their water-saving plans ahead of a midnight deadline.

Top 5 LA zip codes for water waste complaints


An area from East Hollywood to Larchmont Village (90004) accounted for nearly 700 complaints of water waste. Is it home to more carelessness or just more snitches?


California panel mandates low-water lawns on new buildings


The new standards are part of California's continued targeting of ornamental lawns as water wasters during the worst drought on record.

El Nino could mean an end to California’s extreme drought conditions


We are seeing more and more extreme storms, massive floods, and longer wet spells across the U.S.